Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New York: Clemency for Detained Immigrant

The New York Daily News reports that Gov. Cuomo has granted clemency to one Carlos Cardona, "who was convicted of a non-violent drug crime in 1990, has been detained since February when federal immigration authorities took him from his Queens home weeks after President Trump took office." Cardona is an "undocumented" immigrant construction worker from Colombia and was subject to deportation.

Gov. Cuomo noted Cardona "assisted with Ground Zero recovery efforts at the expense of his own health" and hoped that that clemency would "reunite Mr. Cardona with his wife and daughter" and also "send a message about the values of fairness and equality that New York was founded upon."

The Daily News also reports Cardona "suffers from acute respiratory issues, depression, anxiety and PTSD." See story here.

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